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Ability to Isolate Multiple Search Sets in Appearance Sets

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    Machiel Basson

    Hi John, I am not connected with Revizto, but I am a pretty active member on the software
    I have a couple workarounds to suggest depending on the frequency you need to do something like this:

    1. Low Frequency/on the fly: you can select multiple search sets in the search set panel and then right click on them to isolate. This can also be done selecting multiple models in the object tree
    2. Medium Frequence: Using a search set or the appearance profile hide everything with the property "Revizto ID" and then unhide the elements you want to show. I have a mock one set up below in the appearance profile pane.
    3. High Frequency, if you are constantly setting these up it might be worth to build a search set tree, where you have a search set that includes all the search sets you want to combine. Could be useful in your template project so you can easily import it to other projects.

    Best Regards
    Machiel Basson | IIMBE

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    John Jacob Paul

    Thanks Michael!

    I can confirm I have tried all the above with Option 2 being my go-to approach. The only thing I do differently is I have a search set titled "ALL MODELS" that has property condition set to "Item -> Source File - Defined. It performs the same function. 

    The issue with Option 1 is, once I select multiple search set and isolate them, then I lose traceability.  It comes as "Selection"

    Option 3 is a great and I have set up a search set tree which is all linked to my appearance template. However, I want to reduce the number of operations to arrive at the desired result this also reduces run time especially when there are users using this in low spec laptops/.

    For example, let's say I have 3 primary search sets viz. 1. AR, 2.ST & 3. SER. I wish there was an option within the appearance template that would allow me to isolate multiple search sets as the first operation (e.g. AR & ST, AR & SER, ST & SER, AR & ST & SER), rather than having to hide ALL MODLES first followed by unhiding the relevant models. This reduces, 4 operations down to 1 as shown below

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    John Jacob Paul

    The closest approach to the above would be similar to the below. But again, this cannot be used as a template and has to be modified every time we transfer appearances to a new project.

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    Michael Richards

    Hi Michael and John,

    Some great comments here.

    Michael, I think I understand what you're proposing with Option 3, and this is what I would typically do in this situation. You want to take your Search Sets, and make a single new Search Set that can then be used in your appearance template.

    Step 1: Create a new Search Set containing your model Search Sets

    Step 2: Use your new Search Set in an Appearance Profile to Isolate all of the models with one rule

    John, in this situation you would only need to change the original model Search Sets, and everything else would update dynamically.

    Hope that helps!

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